At Beautiloco, we use a commercial grade state of the art Intense pulsed light machine for permanent hair reduction. Intense Pulsed Light targets the colour pigment (melanin) in the hairs and is pain free. Hairs grow in constant cycles: Firstly hairs are actively growing, then they become dormant (resting), and finally they loosen and shed, only to be replaced by more new, actively growing hairs. Only hair follicles in the active growth stage are disabled by IPL treatments. Hairs in the dormant stage of the growth cycle normally remain anchored in the follicles for weeks or months, depending on their location, but their follicles and associated hair germination cells are not disabled by IPL treatments. These follicles will be treated in subsequent sessions. This is why you need repeated sessions. Hair growth becomes sparser with each session. All treated hairs should shed within about two weeks
As a general guide line, we recommend a course of 8 to 10 treatments. This is required to treat hairs at all stages of the hair growth cycle, at 2 to 4 week intervals; which varies depending on hair type and colour, and the location being treated. Fair hairs may require extra treatments. White hairs and darker skin types can be treated.
A maintenance session may be necessary from time to time, due to the development of new hair growth appearing, as our hormonal balance continues to change with age, or due to the influence of stress, illness, disease and drugs i.e; steroids or contraceptive pills.
Precaution to take prior your treatment. You can NOT be treated if you have had direct ultra violet (UV) exposure from the sun or sun beds within the past 4 to 6 weeks. Therefore prior to your treatments you must cover well with clothing and hats and sun block to prevent extra activity of the melanin cells in your skin. Fake tans stain the outer skin cells, and this colour will intensify the IPL heat at the surface of the skin, therefore we cannot treat with IPL for at least two weeks after a fake tan application.
For IPL hair removal treatments, allow the hair to grow just a little, (no more than 5mm) for treatment. It is advisable to shave between appointments, as waxing or plucking would remove the hairs that we are hoping to target in your next session. Shaving does not cause future hair to grow more rapidly or to become coarser. Only the actual shaved hairs will become coarser, but they will shed, and new growth will be normal.
Bleach or depilatory creams should not be used for at least one week before IPL treatments.
AHA Creams, Glycolic or Salicylic Peels should not be used for at least one week before IPL treatments.
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